My Fluency In Tamil Got Me Ccv Cinema News
The first trailer of the film saw Dayana Erappa, shrugging her shoulders, smiling, and walking down the aisle for her wedding with Simbu. “It wasn’t prompted or enacted by Mani Ratnam. He just asked us to be ourselves so that it looked natural. He keeps running around on the sets with a lot of energy and only that motivates us,” she begins.
Talking about how she landed the film, she tells us, “I was in Mumbai when I got a call from Madras Talkies and they had asked me to send my pictures and later wanted me to attend the audition. I was given the dialogues and as I am proficient in Tamil, that came across as a plus. That is how Chekka Chivantha Vaanam happened to me.” Once she was selected to play the role of Chaaya, Dayana tells us that she was star struck. “I am a huge fan of Mani sir’s films, and have always admired his style of filmmaking. However, to watch him from close quarters is a blessing.” The actress also adds that her role will reflect her off screen persona on the big screen. “Chaaya is pretty much who I am off camera. She is fun-loving and adventurous. I cannot divulge more about my role as it would give away the story,” she smiles. Despite a huge star cast, Dayana says that she had no apprehensions in doing the film. “I couldn’t have asked for a better debut. Who would say ‘no’ to a Mani Ratnam film?” adds the actress. She also heaped praise on her co-star STR, who plays her love interest Ethi aka Ethiraj in the film.
“Despite having been in the industry for three decades, he is humble and dedicated. He has no airs in being a star and shooting with him in Serbia was a lot of fun.”